Leg

A leg is a weight bearing and locomotive structure, usually having a columnar shape. During locomotion, legs function as "extensible struts" - the combination of movements at all joints can be modeled as a single, linear element capable of changing length and rotating about an omnidirectional "hip" joint.

As an anatomical animal structure it is used for locomotion. The distal end is often modified to distribute force (such as a foot). Most animals have an even number of legs.

As a component of furniture it is used for the economy of materials needed to provide the support for the useful surface, the table top or chair seat.

Read more about Leg:  Terminology, Tetrapod Legs, Arthropod Leg, Robotic Leg

Other articles related to "leg":

James McEveley - Blackburn Rovers
... the headlines after his performance in a League Cup semi-final first leg, where he displayed considerable self-confidence in a 0–0 draw ... in October 2004 when his challenge resulted in a broken leg for Djibril Cissé ... party in a training ground incident that left Hakan Şükür, trialist at Blackburn, with a broken leg ...
Kathy Smallwood-Cook - Biography - Best Season
... another bronze, as part of 4 x 100 m relay team featuring her teammates Simone Jacobs (1st leg), Beverley Callendar (3rd leg), and Heather Oakes (anchor leg ...
2002 Copa Sudamericana - Final Stages - Semifinals
... The first leg of the semifinals took place the week of November 5, with the second leg taking place the week of November 13 ... Teams Scores Tie-breakers Team #1 Points Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg GD Pen ...
2-step (breakdance Move)
... third step of the basic 6-step and involves the breaker hopping with the crouched leg (from step 3) while swinging the other straightened leg around, then ...
The Amazing Race
... Contestants strive to arrive first at "pit stops" at the end of each leg of the race to win prizes and to avoid coming in last, which carries the possibility of elimination or a ... Clues provided in each leg lead the teams to the next destination or direct them to perform a task, either together or by a single member ... point, the team that arrives first in the final leg is awarded the grand prize ...

Famous quotes containing the word leg:

    We don’t arrive at it by standing on one leg or on the first day of our setting out—but though we may jostle one another on the way that is no reason why we should strike or trample—elbowing’s enough.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    Granddaddy used to handle snakes in church. Granny drank strychnine. I guess you could say I had a leg up, genetically speaking.
    Wesley Strick, U.S. screenwriter, and Martin Scorsese. Max Cady (Robert DeNiro)

    A good leg will fall, a straight back will stoop, a black beard will turn white, a fair face will wither, a full eye will wax hollow, but a good heart, Kate, is the sun and the moon—or rather the sun and not the moon, for it shines bright and never changes, but keeps his course truly.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)